Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Security Grant for Portland

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Portland will receive a financial boost from the federal government to modernize security systems at marine Terminals 4
and 6.

The port, one of 33 nationwide to be awarded a FEMA Port Security Grant, will be able to use its $1.25 million to upgrade closed-circuit television cameras and systems, and overhaul access control systems at terminal gates.

Terminal 4 on the Willamette River handles auto imports and shipping of mineral bulks, while Terminal 6 on the Columbia River processed auto imports and exports, and has container facilities with five berths and eight rail tracks.

“We greatly appreciate this support from FEMA, allowing us to upgrade our marine security systems to protect these vital business assets for our community,” said port chief operating officer Vince Granato.